Outdoor San Diego Garden Wedding: Kelcee + Jake

tulle skirt bridesmaids

Kelcee + Jake drew most of the inspiration for their San Diego garden wedding from Jake’s romantic Parisian proposal! That’s right, ladies. What a dream! Kelcee shares the story in greater detail below, but first we can’t help but gush for a sec about how sweet their wedding turned out to be. Starting with the totally adorable bridesmaids ensembles (Tulle AND polka dots? Come on, so cute!) to the super gorge blooms from Flowers By Hilary, to all the little gold touches + details, we love how you can truly tell this day was the sweetest reflection of Kelcee + Jake!

Kelcee says, Jake proposed to me in Paris in front of the Eiffel tower when I was on a girls backpacking trip through Europe. One minute we’re taking goofy tourist pictures and the next I’m turning around and see Jake, (whom I thought was home in San Diego at work), get down on one knee and ask me to marry him in the most romantic city in the world! We wanted to take that elegant and romantic feel from Paris and combine it with the outdoors and rustic feel of a farm wedding. That’s why we chose to get married at Quail Haven Farm because you can feel and see that rustic elegance all around.

Big thanks to Dawn Alexandra Photography for the beautiful images and congrats to K + J!!

bouquet

boutonnieres

garden bride

Kelcee’s bouquet was composed of a giant dahlia, garden roses, thistle, waxflower + a generous dose of silver dollar eucalyptus!

dahlia garden rose bouquet

garden inspired flower hair piece

And she did her own hair + makeup! Doesn’t she look gorgeous?

garden inspired flower hair piece

tulle skirt bridesmaids

tulle skirt bridesmaids

We SERIOUSLY adore this bridesmaid look! The gals wore tops from Target paired with tulle skirts from Space 46 Boutique. If you love this look for your ‘maids, shop it with us below!

tulle skirt bridesmaids

groomsmen

american flag socks

tandem bicycle

wood slice welcome sign

drapery and garland

wedding sign

ring bearer and flower girl

garden ceremony

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Whenever I ask my husband what his most memorable moment of our wedding day was, he says it was when he saw me for the first time walking down the aisle and I always agree that seeing him for that first time that day is my most memorable moment. All the nerves of all the attention being on me went away and it was just the two of us.

garden ceremony

garden ceremony

garden ceremony

garden ceremony

garden ceremony

Our Musicial Choices

Processional: Marry Me (instrumental) – Train

Recessional: Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

First Dance: Only Love – Ben Howard

garden ceremony

garden wedding party

garden wedding party

garden wedding party

golden garden wedding

golden garden wedding

These two, the cutest!

golden garden wedding

golden garden wedding

window pane escort card display

wood slice centerpieces

mr and mrs sweet heart table

golden bicycle

golden bicycle

rustic wedding cake

first dance

rustic sweet heart table

And we love K + J’s sweet wedding video by Forrey Films!


Our Advice To Those Planning Now

My advice for those planning now is to get all your vendors booked when you first get engaged so that you don't run the risk of a certain vendor you really want already being booked for your wedding day. Most importantly though, have FUN! It's really not worth being stressed your whole engagement.

photography: Dawn Alexandra Photography // venue: Quail Haven Farm Vista, California // event design: Bride + mom // florals + hair pieces: Flowers By Hilary // wedding dress: Maggie Sottero // shoes: Nina // bridesmaid dresses: top is from Target,  skirt is from Space 46 Boutique // hair + makeup: Bride – drinkwardk@gmail.com // bridal party hair: Katie Mugleston from Haim Salon at The Grand Del Mar // makeup: Madelyn Drinkward – mdrinkward@icloud.com // groom suit: Bar 3 // videography: Forrey Films // paper goods: Minted // catering: Curiocity Catering // cake: It’s A Piece of Cake // music: San Diego Partytime Dj’s // day of coordinator: Jennifer Crone

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